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For a little taste, check out the excerpt below. 🙂
After opening his eyes, Larken blinked several times to clear his vision. Glancing around the room, he knew right away that it wasn’t his own. Memories from earlier in the day came flooding back.
Tessa’s smooth skin and Corben’s calloused hands. Soft touches and fierce kisses. Hard muscles and luscious curves. Her cool breath against his skin. The tight heat of Corben’s channel clamped down around his dick as he thrust into him.
He fed from the both of them—the man’s blood finally giving him the release his body begged for.
Blinking a few more times, Larken tried to remember what had happened after that, but he couldn’t. He must’ve fallen asleep shortly after, which was a surprise considering that rest rarely came to him these days.
“Well, good evening. Did you sleep well?”
Rolling onto his back, he looked across the room to Tessa, who stood by her wardrobe. Had he slept well? Not really. “Yeah, sure.” While stretching his large frame, he moved his arms across the bed and realized something. “Where’s Corben?”
Tessa smirked at him. “He left shortly after you fell asleep. You kept trying to push him out of the bed.” She let out a soft giggle. “You tried pushing me out, too, but I just pushed back. This is my bed after all. I wasn’t about to let you kick me out of it.”
Larken chuckled at her remark. Tessa was a tough woman, and he was glad that she had survived the invasion the coven had suffered two weeks prior. Slowly, he sat up and swung his legs over the side of the bed. A chill ran through him from the cold air in the room. The mid December winter was becoming harsh—the temperatures were lower than normal, but at least that kept the snow away. With the long travels he would be taking this evening, though, he’d rather have the snow.
He didn’t turn to look at Tessa as she sat down beside him.
“You look a little tired,” she commented.
He still couldn’t believe he’d actually slept. He considered himself lucky if he even managed to get an hour of rest a day. Every time he closed his eyes, all he dreamed about was him. Larken sighed when his chest tightened at just the thought of him. He hated that Zane still got to him the way he did, but Larken was finding ways around it, finding ways to push those thoughts aside—to make himself not care. Granted, others might not think his methods were the best to go with, but he didn’t care what anybody else thought.
A delicate hand came up to rest on his shoulder. “Maybe you should sleep some more.”
He didn’t acknowledge Tessa’s suggestion. He was pretty sure it was the feeding that had allowed him to rest so peacefully, and it wasn’t as if he had time to do that again. Getting up, Larken walked over to the chair that held his clothes. He remained quiet as he dressed, but was well aware of Tessa getting closer to him.
“You know,” she spoke softly behind him, “after all of the years that we’ve known each other, I like to consider us as friends.” She stepped nearer and rested her cheek on his back as she leaned against him, wrapping her arms around his waist. “If you ever want to talk about…” She hesitated when he tensed. “Well, if you ever just want to talk, I’m here to listen.”
She came around to stand before him and graced him with a light kiss to his cheek. Looking down at her, he saw the worry in her eyes. He tried to smile, but had a feeling he hadn’t been too successful at it.
“I have to go,” he finally said.
Tessa rolled her eyes and walked away mumbling, “Stubborn vampire.”
Larken truly did smile that time and followed her toward the door. He stopped in the doorway and kissed her cheek as she had done to him. “Thank you.”
She waved her hand dismissively. “Yeah, yeah.” What playfulness she held faded away. “Take care of yourself, all right?”
He wanted to respond, to assure her that he would, but he couldn’t find it in himself to say it.
Would it be lies if I did?
Seeming to understand his hesitation, Tessa just smiled again and gave him a light push out into the hall. “Go on. Get out of here.” Brief hatred flared in her eye. “Make sure that traitor burns.”
He nodded in agreement then headed off to his room. Tonight he and Keddrick would start their travels to Allengard, where the vampire council was located, and hand Varek over to them to serve him justice for his treachery.